The Myanmar regime is pants

Protests against the recent crackdown on Buddhist monks in Burma by the military dictatorship have gone below the belt. Lanna Action for Burma has called for the women of the world to send their underwear to Myanmar embassies:

The group, Lanna Action for Burma, says the country’s superstitious generals, especially junta leader Gen. Than Shwe, also believe that contact with women’s underwear saps them of power…

Hilton said women in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, England and other European countries have started sending or delivering their underwear to Myanmar missions following informal coordination among activist organizations and individuals.

I can get behind that kind of action. 🙂

P.S. For the record, the country is called Burma. I don’t know why North American mainstream media keep calling it Myanmar. That’s the name the military junta simply made up. If North Korea suddenly and unilaterally changed its name to Super Awesome Land, would CNN follow their lead? Doubt it.

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